Our History

Our History

Discover how our mission to provide food, shelter and hope got started.



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Donations needed: Grocery gift cards, financial donations, canned goods, rain ponchos.



Read through our organization's positive affirmations.

Welcome to Our Refuge

We're here to make sure you never face hardships alone

"For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me." Matthew 25:35

We can all agree that it's important to lift up and help out members of our community. For over 100 years, Union Gospel Mission has been a leading provider of food and clothes for residents in need.

Our work wouldn't be possible without donations from generous souls in our community. We're always accepting food, clothing and monetary donations. If you have something to donate, stop by on Monday, Tuesday or Thursday between 1 and 3 p.m., or visit us on Wednesday or Friday between 1 and 2 p.m.

Help us spread a message of hope. Call 218-722-1196 now to learn about our donation drop-off protocol.

Help us serve hot meals to members of our community

At Union Gospel Mission, we believe that no one deserves to go hungry. That's why we're collecting canned goods and monetary donations to purchase food for the homeless and our neighbors in need.

Due to current COVID-19 protocols, all of our hot meals are available for curbside pickup. Our team is happy to serve hot:


on Wednesdays from 8:30-9:00 a.m.


on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 12:00-12:30 p.m


on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 4:15-5:00 p.m.